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Enlarge /. Disney has not yet announced an official 1973 Robin Hood remake, but THR has confirmed that it will be done. In the meantime, we've made our own picture of what the reported film, a "mix" of live action footage and CGI characters, will look like in action.
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The Walt Disney Company has meanwhile re-shot almost a dozen animated classics as live-action films in feature length – without spinoffs (Maleficent), semi-episodes (102 Dalmations) or finished films that have not yet been released (Mulan). . Not surprisingly, Disney doesn't stop there and the next expected remake will be part of another new trend for the company: a direct launch plan for Disney +.
The Hollywood reporter was fed up on Friday: Disney has started pre-producing a CGI-filled live action remake by Robin Hood from 1973. With the planning of the film reportedly completed before a wave of Hollywood shutdowns, key details like casting decisions and timeline estimates are not yet available. So far, only one director (Carlos Lopez Estrada from Blindspotting) and one author (Kari Granlund, from last year's remake of Lady and the Tramp) are included.
THR believes that this remake will be similar to the first Disney version as a musical and will play "anthropomorphic" animals in a live-action / CGI hybrid format. " It hasn't been confirmed whether fans should expect the same cast of animal species in key roles, including Robin Hood and Maid Marian as Foxes, Friar Tuck as Badger, and Little John as a shameless repeat of the popular 1967 Baloo from the Jungle Book. (THR also had none Comment on whether these newly made CGI animals wear pantyhose or otherwise become permanent sex symbols for a generation.)
The mix of live action and CGI footage from the new movie won't be the first of its kind for a Disney remake that starts on Disney +. This honor goes to the 2019 Lady and the Tramp remake. However, this remake relied on the inclusion of human characters in the source material to offset his problems with the eerie valley. If Robin Hood tries to do the same, the rewriting department will have to be heavily raised. Otherwise, a full CGI cast will seriously consider the effects pipeline of this direct-to-air movie, especially if it doesn't get the same budget for Holy Cow effects provided for the great but uneven Lion King remake of 2019 has been.
The 2016 Jungle Book CGI remake, however, is an example of how a live-action Robin Hood can be very successful – especially when it spikes its casting for important, humorous characters. Christopher Walken and Bill Murray have done well to regain the lightness of their source cartoon, and Robin Hood's continued popularity – especially during the VHS era that brought the film into the video recorders of countless families – would be from a cast that enjoyed the fun Song understands, well-paid-and-dance sequences like "Oo De Lally".